Add Virtual PC box to wired network domain

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March 3, 2010 at 11:39:33
Specs: Windows xo, 1222
I have a wired network domain that consist of win 2003 DC's and a win 2000 dhcp server and xp clients.
I have a laptop that is not on this domain at all, i do not want to join this laptop to the domain, but on this laptop i have VMware server running with an xp as a guest virtual pc. I want to join this xp guest virtual pc to the wired network domain. The NIC for this virtual pc is setup as bridged, when i go into properties to change the virtual pc to join the domain, it does not let me. I plug in a rj45 cable into the laptop and into the switch, why can i not get this virtual xp to join the domain??

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March 3, 2010 at 16:15:08
Can your virtual XP box ping your domain controller? If so, make sure your virtual XP box is setup to use the DC as it's DNS server.

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March 3, 2010 at 16:15:46
Also, another thing. Make sure the time on your XP VM is the same as your DC. There is only a 5 minute (I think) margin of error allowed.

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March 6, 2010 at 05:02:21
I plug my laptop running XP into the switch with an RJ45 (the DHCP server is giving the laptop a valid ip address from its scope), then I fire up the vmware server web access, and get the guest winXP virtual pc running. (I have 2 guest OS's installed - an XP and Ubuntu).

I go to the guest virtual XP properties to change it to join the tbone.local domain, but its not finding the DC. The XP guest has its NIC setup as bridged.

Am i doing this correct?
Do i join the actual laptop to the domain? I don't want to, i want to join the guest win XP virtual pc to the domain only.

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